March 24, 2018

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Junior Library Guild and 3DBear To Partner

3DBear-logo1-black 360x75Finnish edtech company 3DBear Ltd has entered into an agreement with Junior Library Guild to bring augmented reality and virtual reality to schools in the United States.

See the complete press release below.

(NOTE: Junior Library Guild is owned by Media Source, Inc., SLJ’s parent company.)


3DBear and Junior Library Guild Collaborate to Bring 3D Printing,
Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality to U.S. Classrooms

(Plain City, OH—April 17, 2017) Helsinki-based, edtech software company, 3DBear Ltd has signed an agreement with Junior Library Guild that serves over 22,000 schools and libraries in the U.S. 3DBear is an online learning tool for 3D printing, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) that is now available in the US through Junior Library Guild (JLG).

“We are very excited about partnering with JLG and starting the U.S. market as the U.S. is a pioneer in 3D printing and edtech,” says Kristo Lehtonen, CEO, 3DBear.

With 3DBear, any educator can master skills, step-by-step to the point where they can model and make whatever they want and integrate it to the school curriculum.

“Finland has a strong reputation in education and we believe that 3DBear’s offering fits perfectly with our overall offering. We are very much looking forward to the collaboration,” says Sean Lockwood, Vice President, Sales, Junior Library Guild.

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 About 3DBear

Our mission is to help educators create an environment in which pupils can learn life skills that make them prevail in the 21st century—elicit collaboration, multidisciplinary skills, growth mindset, and creative problem solving. We strive to empower students to become active innovators and influencers who take initiatives with confidence.

We provide schools and educational institutions with relevant and contemporary content and game-like software that make learning engaging and fun. We apply modern technology and new forms of learning to achieve this.

Our vision is that one day children will design and print their own toys at home. In the future, things are no longer mass-produced, stored, nor transported long distances. This will save resources and nature, and consequently makes the world a bit better place in which to live.

3DBear is a Finland-based company. Learn more:

About Junior Library Guild—a Media Source, Inc. Company

Junior Library Guild (JLG) offers a book review and collection development service and educational media products to U.S. libraries. Since 1929, JLG has helped thousands of school and public libraries acquire the best new-release children’s and young adult literature. It is our mission to partner with librarians, teachers, organizations, parents, and others to fuel excellence in libraries, literacy, and learning.

Over 21,000 librarians across the U.S. trust JLG to help them develop their library collection. JLG’s editorial team knows the children’s and young-adult literature landscape like no one else. They read and review thousands of manuscripts per year and select only the best to become a JLG Selection. Over 95% of JLG Selections become award-winners and/or receive favorable reviews.  This credibility gives JLG a unique advantage, which benefits both our members and publishers who recognize the prestige their books obtain when designated a JLG Selection. JLG is proud to offer these newly published titles—covering Pre-K through adult crossover reading levels—soon after release to libraries across the nation.

Junior Library Guild is a privately held company based in Plain City, Ohio, and is owned by Media Source, Inc. Sister brands Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book are also owned by Media Source, Inc.

Twitter: (@JrLibraryGuild)

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